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    Posted: August 20 2011 at 04:06


Soup: Children Of E.L.B. (2010).
Excellent music between post-rock, alternative rock and progressive rock.
http://www.myspace.com/soupsound








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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andy Webb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 20 2011 at 12:17
I'm having a hard time pinpointing a subgenre they might fit under, it's not quite crossover or metal, nor is it really post rock. Best I can think of is Heavy Prog, so I'll alert the team. Smile 
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When they play live, they are also very good! Smile


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 21 2011 at 03:41
they are gazing at their shoes so by that litle detail i will call them Shoegaze nothing wrong with that i like Shoegaze, i got some Mew feel from it, and that is nice. spessially when the climaxes reach its most intence, nice music, and im sure i have heard and seen them before without remembering it, Embarrassed.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote infocat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 21 2011 at 09:01
Originally posted by PhideauxFan PhideauxFan wrote:

When they play live, they are also very good! Smile




Wow!  Very nice mix of space rock and post rock, with some "dance floor" drums as well.
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In Memory Of Richard Wright live:


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I have seen them decribed as a Lyrical / Vocal post-rock band from Trondheim, Norway. They are currently signed to How is Annie Records - they recorded an  album called "Come On Pioneers" in 2008 as well as "Children Of E.L.B." in 2010.

The band has, to date, largely been a one-man project by Erlend Viken, who has written all songs and performs all instruments. Soups live performances include Erlend Viken on the keyboard/synthesizer, Sverre Leraand on drums, Rune Leraand on the bass and rjan Lunde on guitar.

From the How is Annie website: http://jaguar.intrapoint.no/rw/site/bordhockey/index.php?c=85&kat=children+of+elb, "Expanding his one man operation into a quartet, front man Erlend Viken leads his troops into epic landscapes on soup's second album, Children of E.L.B. Dreamy songs that build and ultimately explode in cascades of guitars and electronica, this is Postal Service, Godspeed you! black emperor, Mercury Rev, Sigur Rs and Sufjan Stevens all in one beautiful bowl". 
 
The latest album is a 2-disc 80-minute monster

It seems from progfreak (http://progfreak.com/Soup-148135.html?path=pa/recent) that the band were evaluated and rejected once by the crossover team, but that it is being evaluated by them again. Perhaps because they discovered the original album?
 
Good band - deserves a place on here.


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I think Soup could fit in the post-rock section. Wink






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^ Soup have been approved for crossoverThumbs Up
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Originally posted by Chris S Chris S wrote:

^ Soup have been approved for crossoverThumbs Up

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^ Want to submit the bio? If so just PM me or Windhawk
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I'm happy for their inclusion Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by octopus-4 octopus-4 wrote:

I'm happy for their inclusion Thumbs Up

I'm also very happy. Smile

For the biography, their website is under construction. So I can't write it. Cry




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chris S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 28 2011 at 04:30
I am listening to " She Set Out To Find The Sun" right now........friggin awesome. Anyone heard their debut release?
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Originally posted by Chris S Chris S wrote:

I am listening to " She Set Out To Find The Sun" right now........friggin awesome. Anyone heard their debut release?

I don't know their debut album. I just have the double CD Children Of E.L.B.

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The Soup have been served.
The Progressive Rock record labels project: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=85100
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Just discovered them... Wonderful noise! The Children of E.l.b and The Beauty of Our Youth are both excellent albums.
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